The Hegemony government built fortifications on Carver because it bordered the Capellan Confederation, a realm that was not a trusted neighbor. The nature of the planet made the construction of Castles Brian impractical. In 2402, construction began on the Quantico Marine Fortification around the planet's largest island.
The first line of defense in this unusual fortress was an extensive series of weapon towers surrounding the island. Looking like the teeth of some gaping mouth, each tower was topped with at least one weapons turret to shoot down approaching ships or aircraft. Each tower was connected to Quantico by tunnels. The island itself, with its mountains and lush tropical life, had two major spaceports, El Toru and Baku. It also had several fortified naval bases to launch submarines and other vessels.
When the Star League was formed, Quantico was chosen to be the administrative and training center of the Star League Marine Corps. Camp Pendleton, just outside Bellacqu, the planet's largest city, became SLMC headquarters. A small island next to Quantico was renamed Parris Island and turned into a massive boot camp.
Troops of the Rim Worlds Republic launched one of their most relentless attacks to take Quantico. The tenacious defense by the three CAAN regiments became one of the most stirring stories to come out of the dark days of the Civil War. After destroying Republican forces stationed with them on the island, the Marines fought off repeated assaults by Republican forces. For the next six years, the Amaris forces threw themselves at the Marines, only to be pushed back into the sea.
Just when the Marines' parts and supplies were running low, the Third Regimental Combat Team, the Eridani Light Horse, fought through Republican forces to bring the Marines equipment. With new supplies, the Marines held onto Quantico until they were relieved by General Kerensky in 2773.
Today, very little remains of the fortification. What was left after the years of fighting was stripped away before the Exodus by General Kerensky’s forces, leaving empty towers jutting out of the water around the island.
- System Name: Carver V
- Coordinates: -5.48, -20.86
- Star Type: K0V
- Position in System: 5
- Time to Jump Point: 4.00 days
- Recharging Station: Zenith
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 130,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: 90% Reptile
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System Occupation Dates:
|3029-03-03||Tikonov Free Republic|
|3057-12-15||Chaos March Disputed|
|3081-12-31||Republic of the Sphere|
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|Planet:||X Coord:||Y Coord:||Jumps:|
|Van Diemen IV||-33.12||-41.99||2|
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